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The Forces of Horror Anthology: Volume I (2017)

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A young girl goes to therapy to deal with nightmares she's having. But sometimes nightmares aren't just dreams.

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Roger Sampson

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Roger Sampson
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Gracie Whitton Gracie Whitton ... Libby (segment "Libby") / Lili (segment "Revelations") / Chloe Jones (segment "The Jones") / Lucy (segment "Rawhead") / Abigail (segment "The Origin of Species")
Lance Eakright ... Dr. Svengali (segment "Libby") / Hank (segment "Revelations") / Mr. Jones (segment "The Jones") / Dale (segment "Rawhead") / Kyle (segment "The Origin of Species")
Joy Leigh ... Jennifer (segment "Libby")
Stacey Lea ... Betty (segment "Libby")
Amanda Marie Amanda Marie ... Grace (segment "Libby")
Sheri Davis ... Mary (segment "Revelations") / Mrs. Jones (segment "The Jones")
Jason White Jason White ... Bruce (segment "Revelations")
Kristal White Kristal White ... Joyce (segment "Revelations")
April Hartman ... Barb (segment "The Jones") / Maggie (segment "Rawhead") / Adrasteia (segment "The Origin of Species"))
Robert Johnson ... Jerry (segment "The Jones") / Rawhead (segment "Rawhead") / Edmond (segment "The Origin of Species")
Anne Beyer ... Maia (segment "The Origin of Species")
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A young girl goes to therapy to deal with nightmares she's having. But sometimes nightmares aren't just dreams.

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A Generous 3 But I Had Fun With It
17 December 2019 | by LovecraftLassSee all my reviews

I have to say that I wasn't impressed with it at first. The opening credits looked like a very cheap tv show opening. I also wasn't too impressed with the first ten minutes or so. It was a man and girl in a sparsely decorated room and the acting was a bit clunky. But I stuck with it and I'm glad I did. I can't lie, the three stars is a bit generous but the movie overall was more enjoyable than I had expected it to be. The acting was a bit clunky throughout, the make-up effects were cheap and some of the effects were laughable (particularly the sped up footage). So why a 3 rating? It was interesting, dammit and oddly charming. The quality wasn't top notch but you could tell they tried hard and some parts were genuinely funny.

Forces of Horror is an anthology split up into four different stories with a framing device of a little girl telling a therapist her nightmares. The framing device was an interesting idea and you could tell the little girl was giving the acting her all. The segments are unnamed, which is unusual, so I'll name them myself.

Reaper: The first is Reaper, a story about an adoption and the family the little girl belongs to. This was an interesting start and it had a twist at the end that I thought they cheated with a little bit. It was decent, though.

The Zombie Next Door: This was by far the most entertaining segment of them all. The effects were a bit 'eh' but the story was pretty damn funny.

Monsters in the Closet: This was probably the weakest segment. It was a little on the dull side and the effects weren't the greatest.

Killers: This segment was decent enough. The effects and the acting were a bit better (except for the 'fast motion', it looked ridiculous) and it was entertaining.

There are some unanswered questions at the end. I don't know if they just forgot or what but (possible spoiler) It sounds like the therapist made some kind of deal for his 'fantasy' and now it's time to collect, I guess? Not sure what his fantasy was exactly or what the picture at the end was supposed to mean. If any of you are brave enough to watch it maybe you can tell me.

So, all in all, if you have a free hour (it's pretty short) it's worth a watch, just for the zombie segment alone.


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Southlake, Texas, USA

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